A school board director in Washington state is rightfully coming under fire for hosting a series of sexual education classes for minors, focusing on sex for pleasure for kids as young as nine.
Jenn Mason is a sex educator and owner of WinkWink, which bills itself as an all-ages, “identity-inclusive sex shop” in Bellingham. In addition to the sex products, Mason offers 50-minute sex coaching sessions.
She’s also the school board director for the Bellingham School District.
This is not the first time the school board director has garnered attention for such activities. She has hosted events for “queer youth” in the past, garnering the attention of many in her city.
This time, she is conducting sex-education classes for children as young as nine at her sex shop in Bellingham. According to reports, the class includes a focus on “sexual anatomy for pleasure,” “kinds of solo and partnered sexual activities,” and “gender and sexual identities.”
Mason announced multiple sex-education classes at her boutique under her brand Uncringe Academy.
The classes are divided into two groups, one for kids 9-12 years old and the other for teens 13-17 years old.
“Taught by WinkWink owner and sex educator Jenn Mason, this class provides sex education that’s based in empowerment and information, rather than shame, fear, and judgment,” the site says.
According to the event notice, the goal is to help “young people to feel comfortable around these topics so that they can advocate for their own bodies, health, and well-being.”
Mason lists the topics on the event page which include:
- Sexual anatomy for pleasure and reproduction
- What IS sex? Kinds of solo and partnered sexual activities
- Safer sex practices for all kinds of sexual activities
- Gender and sexual identities
The event notice says that “topics will vary for developmental appropriateness.”
However, it’s unclear how she would determine what is appropriate to discuss with 9-year-olds regarding “sexual anatomy for pleasure” or “safer sex practices for all kinds of sexual activities.”
According to the store’s website, the shop and Mason adopt a sex-positive culture. The website description says she intends to provide the material with an eye towards “empowerment and information, rather than shame, fear, and judgment.”
In an email to local radio host Jason Rantz, Mason said, “This course includes understanding the basics of sexual anatomy, including the names and function of body parts related to reproduction and pleasure. We also cover the basics of biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.”
Mason is hosting these classes as a small business owner, not as a school director or associated with the Bellingham School District.